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The Best Bolo Bao in Toronto

The Best Bolo Bao in Toronto

The Best Bolo Bao in Toronto

A bolo bao is quite possibly the quintessential pastry found in Hong Kong-style bakeries. A staple item to order from these bakeries, it is also known as a "pineapple bun." Despite its name, it doesn't contain any pineapple at all. The name is derived from the appearance of the top crust as it bakes. The ideal bolo bao is light, airy and soft inside, while the crust atop is buttery and crisp. Have it served warm or stuffed with a slab of butter and you'd be enjoying it the way many do back in Hong Kong.

Here are some spots to find the best bolo bao in Toronto.

4910 Yonge St

Bake Code

Bake Code

This popular bakery chain fuses Taiwanese recipes with modern European techniques. They do so many unique pastries, but the pineapple buns are absolutely incredible and contain unique items, including a salted egg yolk one.

280 West Beaver Creek Rd Unit #30

Cha Kee

Cha Kee

With two locations, this restaurant is popular for their HK cafe food and more specifically, their crisp pineapple buns. Feel free to get them as they come or in sandwich form as well.

2301 Brimley Rd

Aromaz Bakery

Aromaz Bakery

This tiny bakery located in Chartwell Shopping Plaza in Scarborough offers a variety of pastries and specialty cakes. Their bolo baos are incredible and they have some stuffed with fillings like bbq pork and coconut cream.

The Best Bolo Bao in Toronto

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The Best Bolo Bao in Toronto

Johnny Ly

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A bolo bao is quite possibly the quintessential pastry found in Hong Kong-style bakeries. A staple item to order from these bakeries, it is also known as a "pineapple bun." Despite its name, it doesn't contain any pineapple at all. The name is derived from the appearance of the top crust as it bakes. The ideal bolo bao is light, airy and soft inside, while the crust atop is buttery and crisp. Have it served warm or stuffed with a slab of butter and you'd be enjoying it the way many do back in Hong Kong.

Here are some spots to find the best bolo bao in Toronto.